100 Years of Glory
100 years of glory. – French Version
When we think of the Montreal Canadiens, we think of many things, some obvious, some less so. We think of the Stanley Cup; the great players like Georges Vezina, Howie Morenz, the Rocket and Guy Lafleur; the stern, but winning coaches–Scotty Bowman, Toe Blake, Dick Irvin; the shrewd general managers Sam Pollock and Frank Selke; owners that spanned the spectrum from aristocratic to flamboyant and the most ardent fans in the sport of hockey.
They’re all here in this kaleidoscopic narrative that was a national bestseller. It weaves together the personalities, the setbacks, the crises and the triumphs that have made the Montreal Canadiens one of the most compelling stories in the world of professional sport.
D’Arcy Jenish has sanded and scraped away the layers of time. He has resisted the fluffy, romantic versions which have become common and delivered us the nitty-gritty, real-deal story–the good and the not so good. I can tell you this because I know.” – From the introduction by Bob Gainey.
“I look forward to a quiet moment when I might delve into your interesting volume, which will make a welcome addition to my personal library.” – Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a letter to the author.